Title: Sexual misconduct in academic setting: domestic law and practice in Malaysia

Authors: Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed

Addresses: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract: Sexual harassment is one of the contemporary silent issues in academic setting in the schools and institution of higher education. The above subject has become a climax discourse and heatedly debated in various sectors in the recent past. A number of theoretical and empirical studies have demonstrated that sexual harassment has a tendency of causing long term psychological disturbances to the victims. Despite of advocacy of no discrimination between female and male in education, sexual harassment in schools and higher educational institutions in Malaysia is drastically prevalent. This paper therefore explores the domestic laws of Malaysia dealing with sexual misconduct against the students and its adequacy.

Keywords: sexual harassment; Malaysia; sexual misconduct; Federal Constitution; academia; domestic law; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2015.066718

International Journal of Private Law, 2015 Vol.8 No.1, pp.59 - 72

Published online: 03 Jan 2015 *

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